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An African American man confronts a heart of darkness when his family moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Norway.


This mesmerizing, lyrical debut explores the lives of Haitian families aspiring to escape hardship and an earthquake’s devastation.

The Necessary Hunger

Akashic Books reissues Nina Revoyr’s inspired and groundbreaking 1997 debut novel about women’s basketball, class, racial identity, and friendship.

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Jerry Thompson and Owen Hill — Moe’s Books, Berkeley, CA


Editors Jerry Thompson and Owen Hill launch Berkeley Noir at Moe’s Books, with contributors TBD.

Jerry Thompson and Owen Hill — Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA

5/7/20, 6:30pm

Editors Jerry Thompson and Owen Hill present Berkeley Noir at the Berkeley Public Library, with contributors Thomas Burchfield, and others (TBD).

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